Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Lehmann, A. W.
Poultry keeping on the farm, pp. 102-108 PDF (1.9 MB)
DISCM SSIOI. woolen cloth, nailing on tight and 01- low on the side; it makes curtains and that is all the top cover I have. You go in there at night and you will see their heads sticking out all around. Bottom and top heat are good, but the top heat alone is good for nothing. They must have a certain tempera- ture; it must be warm enough so that they cannot get chilled at all. With my arrangement the floor never gets cold-two fires a day will keep it plenty warm all the time. A Lady-What do you do for scaley legs? Mrs. Lehmann-Dip their legs right into kerosene; that is about as good as anything you can use. nice to use for poultry. The water arrangements must be so made that the chickens can never get into them. It is a good thing to give them a little tincture of iron once in a while; it keeps the chickens free from disease. Question-How do you fatten geese? Mrs. Lehmann-You have got to stuff them; make food into little balls and stuff it down them, corn meal and other things that will make them very fat. The Chairman-Where do country people get cyster shells? Mrs. Lehmann-I used to have to send to Pennsylvania. You can get them now at Milwaukee and Water- town. They are not very expensive; FARM HoxZ AND POULTRY YARD OF Mas. LEHMANN. Mr. Hardy-I was going to have a I think they sell a hundred pounds at grout wall in my side hill hen house. Watertown for a dollar or a dollar and Mrs. Lehmann-If you did that I a quarter, and a hundred pounds goes would advise lathing and plastering a long ways. inside the stone wall to make an air Question-Would not lime answer space, then it will probably be dry; the same purpose? otherwise, it will not, because stone Mrs. Lehmann-No, sir; for some gathers moisture; it settles on there. Mrs. not. Question-Do you run your chickens reason it will not. and goslings together? A Member-You can buy oyster Mrs. Lehmann-Yes, when they are shells at Watertown, put on the cars little. There is a water keg; we get for ninety cents. them at Watertown and they are very Mrs. Lehwann-I paid a dollar it lot
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